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Letter from Samuel Johnston to Francis Child
Johnston, Samuel, 1733-1816
August 05, 1788
Volume 21, Page 489

GOV. SAML. JOHNSTON TO FRANCIS CHILD.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Hillsborough, 5th August, 1788.

Sir:

I have laid your Letters before the Council of State & with their advice empower you to employ three Additional Clerks if so many are necessary, to assist you in dispatching the settlement of the account of this State with the United States, at the rate of not more than £250 per Annum; Also to employ a Waggon to Convey the Continental money in your possession to the Treasurer of Loans & to employ a proper person to count & deliver the same and to take a proper discharge. You are not to receive Certificates in payment of Debts due from the Citizens, indebted to persons coming within the description of the Confiscation Laws.

I am, &c., &c.,
SAML. JOHNSTON.